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How to be more hopeful
by Kara Cutruzzula
featured on TED Ideas Blog

"We all go through times when we see the world through cloudy-colored glasses. Times when it’s tempting to just climb into bed — or bathtub — and hide out, maybe for up to a month. Fortunately for your loved ones, your livelihood and your life, we’ve gathered together eight tactics from TED speakers to cut through the fog."

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Yoga Practice of the Week
Extended Side Angle Pose
(Utthita Parsvakonasana)

featured in yogajournal.com

Extended Side Angle Pose is a standing yoga pose that utilizes all of the muscles in the body. This pose relieves stiffness in the shoulders and back. It provides a deep stretch to the groins and hamstrings, and it also improves stamina. Extended Side Angle strengthens the legs, knees, and ankles, while also stretching and toning the abdominal muscles. It is known to be therapeutic for constipation, infertility, sciatica, menstrual discomfort, and low backache.

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This month in The Living Well
Ayurveda, The Science of Life
by Neva Ingalls
 

Ayurveda is the oldest and most well-preserved healing system in the world, and has been enjoying increased awareness and acknowledgment in the last few years.

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Jen's Flow Yoga class has been moved from Mondays to Tuesdays!

Flow I/II
with Jen Dryer
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45 AM

The class always includes a proper full body warm-up, mindful movement and sequencing, attention to safe alignment, and clear guidance of breath-initiated flow. While the class is geared toward the intermediate practitioner, modifications are made to suit newer students and variations for the more experienced student.

Yoga to Stabilize and Restore
with Stanley Currier
Sat, Oct 24, 2:00-3:30 PM

Discover your own calming strength through a unique blend of engaging poses, gentle restorative movements, breath practice and meditation designed to support promotion of your own natural vitality. This home-based workshop series focuses on rebalancing and restoring our body’s natural energies by reigniting our inner strength.

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Yoga Nidra
with Kristen Bihary
Sun, Oct 25, 5:30-6:30 PM

Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of achieving total muscular, mental and emotional relaxation via a guided meditation practice. Practicing Yoga Nidra regularly, over time, yields physical and psychological benefits. For the first time in this area Washington Yoga Center, a studio like no other, is offering Yoga Nidra as it is meant to be. Try it and find out for yourself the difference a genuine practice makes!

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4 Week Series
Yoga for Managing
Chronic Pain

with Kapil Agrawal
Sundays, 2:00-3:30 PM
November 1-22, 2020

In this special four-part series we will work with the full toolkit of yoga to help students experience profound relaxation at different levels of being, and cultivate the attitude of the witness to help better manage chronic pain.

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Teacher Spotlight
Cate Gaffney

Cate Gaffney started practicing yoga 20 years ago, but it wasn’t until she moved to San Francisco that she found her yoga community. She studied and practiced with a variety of teachers and completed 300 hours of Bhakti Flow training with Rusty Wells. Cate infuses her teaching with lightness and the idea of finding joy in one’s practice. Cate is a Bhakti Flow certified yoga instructor, Reiki II practitioner and a hypnotherapist.

 Learn more about Cate

We understand that routine and normalcy is everything these days so we have done our best to get our livestream schedule as close as possible to our in-studio schedule. So take your regular classes, but, maybe try a new class as well!

Upcoming 7 Day Schedule

Friday, October 16, 2020
8:00 AM - Flow and Align II/III with Susan
11:00 AM -  Gentle Viniyoga with Robin
12:30 PM - Vinyasa I/II with Jen
4:00 PM - Easy Ashtanga with David

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Saturday, October 17, 2020
8:15 AM - Vinyasa II/III with Neva
10:00 AM - Vinyasa I/II with Audrey
11:30 AM - Hatha I/II with Rhia

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Sunday, October 18, 2020
8:30 AM - Power Yoga II/III with Cate
10:30 AM - Vinyasa I/II with Rebecca
12:00 PM - Gentle Yoga with Gayatri
4:00 PM - Mindful Vinyasa with Rajiv

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Monday, October 19, 2020
8:00 AM - Vinyasa I/II with Ronnie
12:30 PM - Vinyasa II with Alice
4:00 PM - Easy Ashtanga with David
5:00 PM - Yin Yoga with Susan
5:30 PM - Simply Breathing with Gayatri

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
9:30 AM - Flow I/II with Jen
12:30 PM - Hatha I with Rhia
5:00 PM - Iyengar with Sarah


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8:00 AM - Vinyasa II with Ronnie
9:30 AM - Vinyasa II/III with Alice
11:30 AM - Gentle Kripalu Yoga with Dena
5:30 PM - Simply Breathing with Gayatri

6:00 PM - Vinyasa II/III with David
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
8:00 AM - Flow All Levels with Ronnie
12:30 PM - Vinyasa with Jessica

5:00 PM - Jivamukti Yoga for Busy People with Stanley

Please refer to website to see last minute sub and class changes
Please remember to sign up in advance for classes as
the classes close to new registrants 10 minutes before the class starts.

See our full list of upcoming workshops and class schedule online.
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